Hackers slip into Digital Playground, steal credit card info

It seems that hackers are having a hard time (ahem) staying away from pornography sites. Last week we reported that YouPorn was hacked and that over a million usernames and passwords were released to the public. Now we have learned from SC Magazine that Digital Playground was attacked, losing over 40,000 unencrypted credit card numbers, including the secret “CCV” code.

While details are still scarce, the group calls themselves The Consortium and they appear to be part of Anonymous and LulzSec. The group claims that the porn site was simply “too enticing to resist,” due to their lack of any semblance of security measures.

However The Consortium did cut the company some slack by not deleting the contents of the site. In addition, they promise not to release any of the ill-gained information, although if you’re a member you might want to contact your credit card company anyway, just in case.

At this point we would normally start rm'ing but we don't have the heart to rm a porn site.... this time. These credit cards are all plaintext but we will not be releasing or using as we do this for the love of the game not for profit and these peoples only crime was wanting some porn.

It is a little surprising that one of the largest pornography sites on the Internet would leave their credit card information in plaintext, and we hope that other companies take notice of this and work to increase their own corporate security.

Image from zone-h.org which provides a mirror of the hacked site

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Walkie/Talkie said,
The fact that people still buy porn blows my mind.

Yes, but i suspect there is many of those types who barely know how to use a computer so are less aware of the free alternatives.

SPEhosting said,
If I was on this "game" I wouldnt use the cards either would be stupid but information is much more valuable then money

Well...as I said...if you are trolling looking to buy porn online...you buy a gift card..and when you register it online...you can choose any name you want for the registration and put down any address for the gift card.

Gift cards are not going to verify who you are...or what your address is.

texasghost said,

Well...as I said...if you are trolling looking to buy porn online...you buy a gift card..and when you register it online...you can choose any name you want for the registration and put down any address for the gift card.

Gift cards are not going to verify who you are...or what your address is.

you can get porn gift cards ?

Well...most people who are married know better than to use their actual credit card to buy porn online.

Not speaking from experience..lol....but most people who buy porn online will go buy a gift card..register the gift card under another name.....and use the gift card to buy porn.

Then you just simply throw the gift card away after you purchase what you want and your wife or significant other would never know what you did.

So...I'm guessing most of those credit cards that were hacked are expired or used up gift cards....lol.

I guess that gives a whole new meaning to the term 'money shot'.

Digital playground, one of the largest porn sites on the internet? hmm, to be honest, I've not really heard of them until now. I think maybe the author's write up is a bit subjective to his own tastes or I'm looking at the entirely wrong kind of porn lol.

Regardless... I wonder why the hackers have given up free access to all the porn their silly little hearts desire. Shame for the people involved though. I can see it being a nightmare for some business people, or family situations.

sagum said,
I guess that gives a whole new meaning to the term 'money shot'.

Digital playground, one of the largest porn sites on the internet? hmm, to be honest, I've not really heard of them until now. I think maybe the author's write up is a bit subjective to his own tastes or I'm looking at the entirely wrong kind of porn lol.

Regardless... I wonder why the hackers have given up free access to all the porn their silly little hearts desire. Shame for the people involved though. I can see it being a nightmare for some business people, or family situations.


"It has been called one of the five biggest porn studios, and in 2006 was described by Reuters as one of the handful of studios that dominate the U.S. porn industry.[1] The studio has been at the forefront of introducing new communications technology, as it emerges, into porn."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Playground

GS:mac

Also... some people use same passwords every where... sooooo....... Military and gov people might be in trouble..

gulshan666 said,
Also... some people use same passwords every where... sooooo....... Military and gov people might be in trouble..

I wonder what Obama was into. He seems like a BBW kinda of guy.

gulshan666 said,
Also... some people use same passwords every where... sooooo....... Military and gov people might be in trouble..

More like 99% of people use the same username and password everywhere.

The Consortium is really STICKING it to The Digital Playground. They really got REAMED in this one. The customers just got BENT OVER and f**ked really hard. Other companies should take notice. This is no FLUFFER news. They need to ANALyze the security HOLE they should FILL. This will surely BLOWup right on their FACE. This is just too HARDCORE.

UndergroundWire said,
The Consortium is really STICKING it to The Digital Playground. They really got REAMED in this one. The customers just got BENT OVER and f**ked really hard. Other companies should take notice. This is no FLUFFER news. They need to ANALyze the security HOLE they should FILL. This will surely BLOWup right on their FACE. This is just too HARDCORE.

they need to be PUNished

Liked their following tweet a few minutes later.
"@YourAnonNews: On a serious note, who actually STILL pays for porn? Really now. REALLY."